Filed under: Dessert, Food and Recipes | Tags: Cinnamon twists, dessert, puff pastry
They say that girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice, but so are these cinnamon twists.
We are huge fans of anything cinnamon sugar around here. Toss in a little cardamom, and you’ve got me hooked. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices. Used a good bit in Indian cooking, it’s subtle flavor wins me over every time. I’ve used it a good bit in other desserts: sugar cookies, biscotti, and now in these cinnamon twists.
These are perfect with coffee, with a slight nuttiness and chew from the sesame seeds. You might consider making a double batch…
Cardamom and Cinnamon Sugar Twists
Slightly adapted from Giada de Laurentiis
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 (9 by 10-inch) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut into 20 (1 by 4-inch) pieces
1 egg, beaten
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper, set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix together your cinnamon, sugar, cardamom, and sesame seeds. Take 2 pieces of dough, and twist together to form a rope shape, pinching the ends to seal together. Brush each rope of dough with the beaten egg, then dip in your spice mixture, pressing lightly to get a good thick coating. Place spice side up on your baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
3. Cool on a wire rack, brew a pot of coffee, and serve.
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